News from the Revolution in Rojava and Wider Kurdistan
Protests against the border walls around Rojava which are being built by KDP and AKP are spreading through North Kurdistan, according a new article compiled by DİHA and carried in Özgür Gündem.
In the Pirsûs (Suruç) district of Riha (Urfa) Province, a group of youths marched on the border wall carrying torches. In Izmir a three-day protest organized by the Youth Assembly of the BDP in Karabağlar also culminated in a torch march. Nine were arrested, including children, during the course of protests against the border wall in Wan (Van) while clashes between protesters and police continued throughout the night in the Cizîr district of Şirnex(Şirnak).
The Torch Of Freedom Is With The Youth
The Youth Assembly of the BDP Riha (Urfa) organized a march against the border walls which began in the town of Kobanêya Serxet (Mürşitpınar) in the district of Pirsûs (Suruç) and continued until the village of Hadmanek, close to the border with Rojava. Protesters carried a placard reading “we will condemn the KDP’s treason for digging the ditches of treason,” posters of Abdullah Öcalan, and flags of the PKK, HPG, YPG and KCK. Once the marchers reached the village of Hadmanek they set off fireworks, lit fires and pitched a protest camp.
Rojava Is The Guarantee
At a protest in Izmir, also organized by the BDP Youth Assembly, Youth Assembly spokesperson Jiyan Yalçın read from a prepared statement in which she called Rojava “the guarantee of Kurdistan’s freedom” and drew attention to how Rojava had become a target of the imperialist system, saying “the ditches are the common project of Turkey and the KRG. The AKP government’s politics are one of equivocation. Our people will not allow themselves to be slaughtered. If necessary we will become a shield in Rojava or on the border against these ditches.” The march also marked the beginning of a campaign to continue until May 15 under the heading ““Kurdistan yek e perçe neke” (Kurdistan is one, do not break it up).
Youth Rise Up For Rojava
Youth have clashes with police in support of Rojava throughout North Kurdistan. 9 were arrested in the Xaçort neighborhood of Wan (Van) during clashes yesterday while clashes between protesters and police continued throughout the night in the Cizîr district of Şirnex(Şirnak). Hundreds of masked members of the Movement of Patriotic Revolutionary Youth YDG-H fought with police employing water-cannons, tear gas, and plastic bullets on the İdil, Yafes ve Nusaybin avenues of Cizîr .
Separately, Kurdish groups in the Swedish capital of Stockholm protested the KRG in front of their official office in the city.